Category Archives: Essential Oils 101

Introduction to Essential Oil Chemistry

In this video Dr. Minke breaks the chemistry of essential oils down into terms that anyone can understand. If you want to learn more about how and why our essential oils work, then this video is worth your time!

What is a Carrier Oil?

Carrier Oils are the fatty portion of the plant (seed, kernel, or the nut) that help to dilute essential oils prior to application. We recommend diluting most essential oils with a carrier oil in order to make the oil last longer (both from the bottle and on the skin). Carrier oils can be such money-savers.…
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Essential Oil Safety Guidelines

When used properly, essential oils are absolutely safe, even for elderly, infants, and during pregnancy.  However, there are certain safety guidelines that must be met in order to ensure safe usage.  Below is a list of some of the most common and important ones, but please also check out Young Living's list of safety guidelines…
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